Dear Jacek!Jacek A. Rochacki wrote:Dear Andrei:
The piece is really beautiful, thank you so much for it.
And I am not surprised that thie kind of Romances as category are not as known in the Western culture as they deserve. Correct me, please, if I am mistaken, but I have an impression that they come from, or are similar to Russian and Gypsy musical culture, often were acompanied by singing...Aleksander Wiertynski - in terms of climate/character. And I feel traces of Ukrainian "Dumka"...So from certain point of view you are an ambassador of this kind of music.
Wow!, Jacek!Jacek A. Rochacki wrote:- yes, Andrei, this genre is unique.And I think that it deserves better recognition in the world. And it was quite known and liked in Poland in old days, as many of people from generation of my Father (born in Kiev, in 1904 when the Family was slowly returning West from being sent to Siberia) liked these Romances a lot. I have to search for scores, I still remember tunes but I never played them on my guitar.
Hello Pajarillo, my comment was not meant as a criticism in any way. As I said the piece is interesting and I do like it and admire your ability to compose. My comment was more about how the concept of "romantic" varies from culture to culture, and that, if anything, I am the one who needs to expand my concepts and appreciation of different musical styles. There was a certain irony implied when I said " ..not my old fashioned culturally English concept of a romantic piece." I was not intending that my comment be taken too seriously. My apologies if my remark seemed critical, that was not the intent.Pajarillo wrote:Tastes differ... I don't pretend to be the best. I just composed a piece being inspired...botswanajohn wrote:Interesting, but not my old fashioned, culturally English concept of a romantic piece.